Monday, May 2, 2016

Jane Austen and Tea

Hi everyone! Last month was a sparse month as for as projects and blogging went  I started the next phase of remodeling of the laundry room/den and kitchen. My parents have been coming over four days out of the week each week which I am very thankful for...it has been slow going but without them it would definitely be a snails pace as far as what has been accomplished so far. Ceiling have been scraped of popcorn and painted up to where the den ends and the kitchen begins as well as walls primed and today we start painting the walls with an actually color...YEAH!!! 
Well, enough about remodeling and on with this little teacup I created. I started with Teacup diecut and cut it from Anna Griffin's Garden Party Stack and assembled according to the directions.


 I adhered a wade of tissue paper inside of the teacup. I purchased the Jane image from Art Tea Life by One Crab Apple on Etsy. I printed and fussy cut her out and adhered to the tissue paper inside of the cup. I cut a strip of dark green tulle and tied off every two inches...it beats trying to sewing it...and then I started bunching it up inside the teacup and gluing to the tissue paper as I went.


I used the leaves out of the Secret Garden and the Hydrangea (no longer available) diecuts. I cut those out and shaped. I used my Martha Stewart punch for the little leaf sprigs which I shaped also. I added flowers from my stash along with pearl sprays, sequins, Dew Drops, trim around the base and I bunched up a paper doily to finish off Miss Jane and her cup of tea.

Also I would like to submit this little teacup for: 


I have a couple more of these teacups cut out waiting to be put together and decorated...yes, I have a thing for teacups...and will be sharing these with you when I get the chance. :-)
If you have any questions about this project please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's a Paper Flower Party with Eileen Hull!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created using diecuts from Eileen Hull's newest collection that will becoming out in May. Since I love working with flowers diecuts I am so excited about all the new and re-release diecuts coming out!


The Flower Pocket project I actually created last year for display in Eileen's booth at CHA and I am now able to share it.


I adhered the box together according to the directions and then Mod Podge pieces of an old sewing pattern to the outside and inside of the Flower Pocket. The Heart and Soul Flower Diecut I cut one flower from white cardstock along with a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut.


I spritzed the flowers with Wedding Pink and the leaf with Moss glimmer mists. I put those to the side and let dry completely before shaping them.


I glued the flower shapes together along with the leaf and then added a vintage button and a Dew Drop to the center of the flower. I also added pom pom trim, Lace, thread and cording to finish off the box.
I foresee adding goodies to these flower boxes and giving them as gifts in the near future. There are so many ways you can use these!


If you would like to catch up on what the Inspiration Team has created you can find the posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Crafty Card Gallery: You Make Everything Bloom

Hi everyone! I am back to share a card I created from the Crafty Card Gallery blog and this month's challenge is flowers. I went with pre-made card from K and Company. All I had to do was fold the card in half and the base of my card was ready to decorate. I had actually started this card several months ago. I had added the doily and then put it aside.


I cut from the Beaded Circles Spellbinders die a circle in a bright patterned yellow cardstock and adhered it on the doily. I added various scraps of patterned cardstock on top of the doily and circle.


I printed the garden girl from the computer and fussy cut out and added a line of glue down the middle of the image. and placed on the card. I didn't want to add glue all over because I need to be able to add flowers, thread and tulle under the image. I punched leaves and small of the flowers from cardstock and shaped and adhered around the girl.


The sentiment is a stamp from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped, cut and adhered to the top corner of the card. I added another flower along Dew Drops and pearl sprays to finish off the card.
Also I would like to submit my card to the following challenges:
And as always if you have any questions about this card please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating! 



Monday, April 11, 2016

Rosebud Journal

Hi everyone! It been awhile since my last post but I started phase four of remodeling. First I had to move furniture around and then cover everything in plastic before I could start scraping popcorn off of the ceiling in the den/breakfast nook/kitchen. I would have been finished but I came down with sinus/cold crud and I spent three days very medicated and sleeping on and off but I'm finally feeling better even though I don't sound it...imagine man voice...ick. :-(
Anyway I had started and finished this little journal last month but hadn't got around to photographing it until today so I thought I would share. :-)



I started with Eileen Hull's Passport Diecut which I cut both covers from Matboard.
I wanted six signatures for my journal instead of three like was on the diecut so I created a pattern and used that to cut a spine from the Grey Paper Leather.



I punched holes for the signatures in the Paper Leather and then embossed with Brenda Walton's Floral Tapestry embossing folder (retired) and lightly inked it with chalk ink to bring out the embossing.



I keep the cover simple by only adding some Ric Rac, patterned cardstock and diecuts and the journal sentiment which I printed from the computer.


There are six papers per signature which I used a mix of scrapbook paper, doilies, mini paper bags, envelopes and cards. I used grey cording to attach the papers to the spine.



Now this little journal is ready for journaling, doodles and photos ( perfect size for Instax photos). 



If you have any questions about this project let me know. Now back to working on these ceilings. :-p


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Crafty Card Gallery: Happy Birthday Sweetie

Hi everyone! I have a card I created for Craft Card Gallery Blog over on their blog today and the theme is about birthdays.
For more photos and info you can find my card HERE.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Friday, March 18, 2016

Canvas Corp: Spring Bunny Banner

Hi everyone! Spring is right around the corner and I am so ready for warmer weather, leaves and grass to turn green and the flowers to bloom and today over on Canvas Corp's blog this little Easter banner is featured. If you would like more info and photos about this project please click HERE.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lucky Tag

Hi everyone and Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I want to share a quick tag I created. I started with the Tag and Bookplates die and cut a tag from a piece of Good Luck on Ivory cardstock.


The heart diecut is a retired diecut from Stampin' Up! and I use a scrap of cardstock for the heart. I inked around the edges of the tag and the heart in green ink. I adhered the heart and a strip of green foil wrapping paper to the tag.


I printed from the computer the lucky sentiment, cut it into the shape of a banner and glued it along with a shamrock I had received in a swap and some gold metallic thread to the corner of the tag. I finished off with an assortment of ribbon, Ric Rac, seam binding and bakers twine. There you have it!  Easy Peasy tag! If you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saint Patrick's Day is awesome and enjoy creating!